Palm at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two lush manicured year-round courses amid the lovely views of Scottsdale. Both the Palm and Pine golf courses' championship tees lay to over 7,000 yards, and there are also the options of men's, seniors' and ladies' tee sets to allow everyone a crack at the tests offered by these golf courses.
Golf Illustrated selected the ninth hole of the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club to be "One of the USA's Top 18 Water Holes." It's just one of 10 water holes on the golf course, which, as you might imagine, also features lots of big palms. In all, the golf course plays to over yards from the blue tees, including four par-5 holes that measure over 500 yards.
A round of golf on the Palm Course at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which plays close to 400 yards from the blue tee and requires a drive right-center to ensure a short-iron second shot.
|White (W)||72||6279 yards||75.9||131|
|Brown (W)||72||5820 yards||72.9||126|
|Red (W)||72||5057 yards||68.7||114|
|Blue M: 73.3/134||375||384||531||446||214||389||535||195||408||3477||394||420||510||203||413||448||564||187||428||3567||7044|
|White M: 70.1/127 W: 75.4/129||337||351||497||373||179||361||477||157||370||3102||351||376||489||169||325||418||511||148||390||3177||6279|
|Brown M: 67.7/120 W: 72.6/123||304||333||464||350||151||333||455||116||352||2858||328||359||474||146||307||382||479||114||373||2962||5820|
|Red W: 68.7/117||284||301||418||277||122||243||392||82||251||2370||295||332||427||136||276||349||461||76||335||2687||5057|
Great golf vacay
I played very early in the morning. The staff was very friendly. I felt like I had the course to myself. Beautiful scenery. The layout was nice. Not easy but not so difficult that I felt like I couldn’t play well out there. The only bad thing was, they paint the greens. So my ball was green every time I putted. Not a big deal, but it’s different than I’m use to. Overall I loved my experience. I’d play there again next vacay.
Golf in the Palm of Your Hand
McCormick Palm is my favorite of the two courses. They're both good but Palm, in my opinion, is a tougher challenge with a lot of strategically placed trees and tough water holes. All of it is fair and usually a good value
Palm has lots of water. Play your game. Water is not detrimental if you play well. Greens are crazy fast. Below every hole gives you a chance.
Good course design
Not the best condition because this course is yet to be overseeded. But it's a good track. Needs bunkers redonre - no sand, just dirt, and the carts should be replaced
McCormick Palm is one of the few courses in October still off the path so that’s a bonus. Was in good shape. The only negative was the sand traps that were hard as a rock
Get New Carts
Overall this is a convenient course to play. Having two courses is always a plus. Starters are awesome and cart guys are as well but pro shop staff could make you feel more welcome.
Here’s what confusing: you charge a competitive rate. You have a qualifier for the PHX Open. But your carts are embarrassing. Even the staff roll their eyes when asked about replacements stating it’s been a constant issue.
Played the Palms today. Course was very nice and staff was extremely accommodating. GPS wasn't working so
they brought a replacement right away. Seeing I am from out of town I dont know much of the other area courses. but enjoyed the course and the staff.
Great course great staff
Great course great staff had a party of 13 and was running late and they made accommodations for us great way to start the weekend
Great layout, very scenic, excellent condition for the time of year with the exception of water in a couple of traps on the back nine. Premium on driver length and positioning.
It is not easy or fair to evaluate McCormick Ranch today. Yesterday we had torrential rain which closed the front 9 of the Palm Course and only the back 9 was open. That nine was very wet with standing water and the, traps were full of water.
I emjythe course but this was a tough day.
Course has nice layout and is in fair condition. Golf now rate was 25, $30 with fees. There are better values in Phoenix.
Need better food and beverage cart service
Did not see the food and beverage cart until hole 15. they lost about $40 of food/alcohol they could have been selling. Went in for a beer after round and bar was packed, no place to sit or stand so we just left. course was in good shape and pace of play was only 4 hours on a Saturday morning so very good.
Course was in pitiful shape. Can’t believe they even have a greenskeeper on staff. No way people work on this weekly much less daily. Might be new management or something but this is not the McCormick Ranch I remember. Better value at Silverado or even Continental honestly.
Would have thought for a Resort Course in Scottsdale it would have been in a lot better shape...
Don’t be fooled by the pictures. It’s a playable fun course but no where near the conditions in the pictures. The range is a joke though. It looks like the rough. Not worth the price point they are asking